Songs for the End of the World

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You guys, we did it! We made it to the year 2012, and you know what that means, right? The factual, commonly accepted end of all things. As we've all known for a while now, the world is not long for this world, and our last year as human civilization is going to be an exciting one. But when the Earth's magnetic poles reverse causing widespread spontaneous volcanism, what do you want to be playing on your stereo? Below are my suggestions. 1. R.E.M. - It´s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) Let's just get this out of the way. 2. Daniel Powter – Bad Day Just imagine it. You're standing outside, looking up at the night sky and all radio and television signals have cut off into static as they've just given their final newscast. You can see the meteor approaching as a bright light in the sky. Suddenly, the song's piano intro kicks in from inside the house, and just before the atmosphere sets on fire... “'Cause you had a bad day!” 3. Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember You A sentimental song about past loves, this will fit just as easily when reminiscing about all life on earth. When she sings, “Don't let your life pass you by, weep not for the memories,” you'll be able to enjoy its brand new unintended perspective. 4. Jackson Five – ABC Okay, things are getting a little dour. Why not take a moment to lighten up the mood a little? The sweet, unfiltered joy of little Michael Jackson just might take your mind away off the dread. You may be waiting out the solar flares in your underground bunker, and in the event that you get to rise out of the ruins into the post-apocalyptic landscape, you'll be ready to party. Related: String Quartet Tribute To R.E.M., Strung Out Volume 6: The String Quartet Tribute to Music´s Biggest Hits, VSQ Performs the Hits of Michael Jackson


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